Ensure none left out in vaccination rollout

Dr Abdul Rahman delivering his address.

KUCHING: Community leaders in the Pantai Damai constituency must ensure that residents aged 18 and above are registered for the national Covid-19 immunisation programme.

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said registration for the vaccine is important to protect the community.

He said the vaccine will also provide psychological support to recipients to be more confident in living life despite the current Covid-19 transmission.

“If possible, the community in our area must the top the list in this vaccination programme.

“Therefore, we need to make sure no one in the community is left behind,” he said.

He said this while speaking at a tea ceremony with community leaders of Pantai Damai last Saturday.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also the Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply), said community leaders also need to work with government agencies (NGOs) in curbing Covid-19.

“We have done a lot of things such as extending assistance to families affected by home quarantine.

“If there are other communities in our area that are under quarantine, please inform the agencies involved so that immediate assistance can be distributed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Abdul Rahman said every Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project implemented requires continuous monitoring from the village development and security committee (JKKK).

“This is to ensure each project is implemented smoothly and in accordance with the required specifications,” he explained.